Hearts of Palm press | from rusty walkerJan 09 2002 - 10:49
Happy New Year. Here's a review of "Hearts of Palm" from SINGAPORE!! It appeared last year in the print version of BigO Magazine ( stands for "Before I Get Old" and has a website http://bigo.com.sg/ ). Enjoy:
Cover-art featuring vegetation and map-references; hazey, atmospheric,
slow-burning, music; Jeff Martin's world-weary vocals and uniquely
glistening guitar textures.... Business as usual for Idaho then. And for this we should be thankful as Hearts... may be their best yet with songs that rise from a whisper to a dream; graceful, downbeat elegies that come coloured with subtle sonic invention that saves them from descending into blubbing melancholia. Newcomers to Martin's state might find something that sounds like a male, studio-sussed, version of Cat Power, while Red
House Painters fans in need of something other than AC/DC covers need look no further than Idaho.